Purdue Calumet alumnus Jonathan Wilson to discuss recent experience teaching in Africa
Purdue University Northwest’s first Fulbright Student Scholar will discuss his recent life-shaping experience teaching in Africa during presentations at PNW’s Hammond Campus at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 29 and Westville Campus at 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 1.
Jonathon Wilson, who earned a 2015-16 prestigious Fulbright Award before graduating from Purdue University Calumet in 2015, will share his perspectives at Hammond in Room 107 of the Gyte Science Building and at Westville in Room 230 of Schwarz Hall. Admission is free.
Wilson spent his nine-month Fulbright experience during late 2015 and early 2016 teaching secondary education in the West African country of Cote d’Ivoire, as well as traveling to several other African nations.
As a selected Fulbright student scholar, Wilson participated in the United States’ flagship educational exchange program, representing his nation as a cultural ambassador.
Now a schoolteacher in Chicago, he also is active in social justice initiatives.
Wilson’s presentations are being hosted by Purdue Northwest’s Multicultural Campus Council, Brother to Brother, National Society of Black Engineers and the Black Student Union.